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Pillar Point supports 2013 Mavericks Invitational

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Zach Wormhoudt, Santa Cruzsurfer, races down a wave during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational just north of Half Moon Bay here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are world-renowned big wave breaks one and a half miles off the California coastline with waves cresting up to 50 feet, which attract the attention of 24 surfers near and far. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Zach Wormhoudt, Santa Cruzsurfer, races down a wave during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational just north of Half Moon Bay here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are world-renowned big wave breaks one and a half miles off the California coastline with waves cresting up to 50 feet, which attract the attention of 24 surfers near and far. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Zach Wormhoudt, Santa Cruz surfer, ends his first run during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational on the California coastline here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are waves that can crest up to 50 feet with tremendously strong currents, dangerous rocks and shallow reefs coupled with frigid water temperatures, which attract attention from surfers world-wide.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Zach Wormhoudt, Santa Cruz surfer, ends his first run during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational on the California coastline here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are waves that can crest up to 50 feet with tremendously strong currents, dangerous rocks and shallow reefs coupled with frigid water temperatures, which attract attention from surfers world-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Zach Wormhoudt, Santa Cruz surfer, speeds underneath a wave crest during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational just north of Half Moon Bay here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are waves that can crest up to 50 feet with tremendously strong currents, dangerous rocks and shallow reefs coupled with frigid water temperatures, which attract attention from surfers world-wide.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Zach Wormhoudt, Santa Cruz surfer, speeds underneath a wave crest during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational just north of Half Moon Bay here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are waves that can crest up to 50 feet with tremendously strong currents, dangerous rocks and shallow reefs coupled with frigid water temperatures, which attract attention from surfers world-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Greg Long, San Clemente professional surfer, shoots down a wave during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational just north of Half Moon Bay here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are world-renowned big wave breaks one and a half miles off the California coastline with waves cresting up to 50 feet, which attract the attention of 24 surfers near and far. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Greg Long, San Clemente professional surfer, shoots down a wave during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational just north of Half Moon Bay here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are world-renowned big wave breaks one and a half miles off the California coastline with waves cresting up to 50 feet, which attract the attention of 24 surfers near and far. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – A seaplane flies over the six surfers as they wait for the next set of waves for the semi-final heat during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational just north of Half Moon Bay here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are waves that can crest up to 50 feet with tremendously strong currents, dangerous rocks and shallow reefs coupled with frigid water temperatures, which attract attention from surfers world-wide.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – A seaplane flies over the six surfers as they wait for the next set of waves for the semi-final heat during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational just north of Half Moon Bay here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are waves that can crest up to 50 feet with tremendously strong currents, dangerous rocks and shallow reefs coupled with frigid water temperatures, which attract attention from surfers world-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Alex Martins, a Brazilian surfer, darts down a wave during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational just north of Half Moon Bay here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are world-renowned big wave breaks one and a half miles off the California coastline with waves cresting up to 50 feet, which attract the attention of 24 surfers near and far. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Alex Martins, a Brazilian surfer, darts down a wave during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational just north of Half Moon Bay here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are world-renowned big wave breaks one and a half miles off the California coastline with waves cresting up to 50 feet, which attract the attention of 24 surfers near and far. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard patrols the 2013 Mavericks Invitational with a HH/MH-65C Dolphin about a mile and a half off the coast of California here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are waves that can crest up to 50 feet with tremendously strong currents, dangerous rocks and shallow reefs coupled with frigid water temperatures, which attract attention from surfers world-wide.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard patrols the 2013 Mavericks Invitational with a HH/MH-65C Dolphin about a mile and a half off the coast of California here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are waves that can crest up to 50 feet with tremendously strong currents, dangerous rocks and shallow reefs coupled with frigid water temperatures, which attract attention from surfers world-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Media line up along the fence of Pillar Point Air Force Tracking Station to get a better view of the 2013 Mavericks Invitational here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are world-renowned big wave breaks one and a half miles off the California coastline with waves cresting up to 50 feet, which attract the attention of 24 surfers near and far. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Media line up along the fence of Pillar Point Air Force Tracking Station to get a better view of the 2013 Mavericks Invitational here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are world-renowned big wave breaks one and a half miles off the California coastline with waves cresting up to 50 feet, which attract the attention of 24 surfers near and far. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Yachts, jet skis, motor boats, schooners, etc. circle to observe the surfers in the 2013 Mavericks Invitational off the California coastline here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are waves that can crest up to 50 feet with tremendously strong currents, dangerous rocks and shallow reefs coupled with frigid water temperatures, which attract attention from surfers world-wide.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Yachts, jet skis, motor boats, schooners, etc. circle to observe the surfers in the 2013 Mavericks Invitational off the California coastline here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are waves that can crest up to 50 feet with tremendously strong currents, dangerous rocks and shallow reefs coupled with frigid water temperatures, which attract attention from surfers world-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Peter Mel, Santa Cruz professional surfer, hugs his surfboard during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational just north of Half Moon Bay here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are waves that can crest up to 50 feet with tremendously strong currents, dangerous rocks and shallow reefs coupled with frigid water temperatures, which attract attention from surfers world-wide.  Peter Mel would eventually go on to win the Invitational, at the age of 43, after tackling the biggest wave ever ridden on the West Coast in 1999. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)
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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Peter Mel, Santa Cruz professional surfer, hugs his surfboard during the 2013 Mavericks Invitational just north of Half Moon Bay here Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Mavericks are waves that can crest up to 50 feet with tremendously strong currents, dangerous rocks and shallow reefs coupled with frigid water temperatures, which attract attention from surfers world-wide. Peter Mel would eventually go on to win the Invitational, at the age of 43, after tackling the biggest wave ever ridden on the West Coast in 1999. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)